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US set for record turnout as voters rush to cast early ballots – Sydney Morning Herald

Democrats have been returning their ballots at higher rates than Republicans, who are more inclined to vote in-person on election day.

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Polls show Republicans are more inclined to vote on election day than Democrats this year, which could lead to a major divergence between the early vote tally and the election day results.
Parties are traditionally keen to bank as many early votes as possible as it allows them to target their resources on convincing more reluctant voters to participate in the election.
So far 25 per cent of Democrats who requested a vote-by-mail ballot have returned their ballot compared to 19 per cent of Repu…

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